Britain France West Germany and the People s Republic of China 1969 1982

This book focuses on helping readers to fill the gap of the little known history between Western Europe and its most important trading partner: the People’s Republic of China.

Author: Martin Albers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137565675

Category: History

Page: 341

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This book focuses on helping readers to fill the gap of the little known history between Western Europe and its most important trading partner: the People’s Republic of China. Inspired by the economic and political signifance of Sino-European relations, this book shows how the China policies of the three biggest states of Western Europe – Britain, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany – helped China reintegrate into the international community in the 1970s. Against the background of the Cold War, the end of Maoism, and the emergence of globalization, the governments in Bonn, Paris and London had to find ways of dealing with Europe’s declining influence and promote their own national interests in Asia. Based on newly declassified government files, readers will find such sources invaluable in understanding the argument that, despite pursuing very different policies, the three governments supported a rapid expansion of peaceful exchange between the People’s Republic and Europe and substantially contributed to the success of Beijing's reform policy.

Market Civilizations

Kulke, “Ein undiplomatischer Diplomat und die Freiheitsliebe.” 35. Albers, Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 19691982, pp. 195, 296; Rudy Maxa, “Gott im Himmel! If Engels Only Knew!,” Washington Post, ...

Author: Quinn Slobodian

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1942130686

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The first comprehensive study of neoliberalism's proselytizers in Eastern Europe and the Global South Where does free market ideology come from? Recent work on the neoliberal intellectual movement around the Mont Pelerin Society has allowed for closer study of the relationship between ideas, interests, and institutions. Yet even as this literature brought neoliberalism down to earth, it tended to reproduce a European and American perspective on the world. With the notable exception of Augusto Pinochet’s Chile, long seen as a laboratory of neoliberalism, the new literature followed a story of diffusion as ideas migrated outward from the Global South. Even in the most innovative work, the cast of characters remains surprisingly limited, clustering around famous intellectuals like Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek. Market Civilizations redresses this absence by introducing a range of characters and voices active in the transnational neoliberal movement from the Global South and Eastern Europe. This includes B. R. Shenoy, an early member of the Mont Pelerin Society from India, who has been canonized in some circles since the Singh reforms; Manuel Ayau, another MPS president and founder of the Marroquin University, an underappreciated Latin American node in the neoliberal network; Chinese intellectuals who read Hayek and Mises through local circumstances; and many others. Seeing neoliberalism from beyond the industrial core helps us understand what made radical capitalism attractive to diverse populations and how their often disruptive policy ideas “went local.”

Europe and China in the Cold War

'Partners but not Allies: West European Co-operation with China, 1978– 1982'. Diplomacy & Statecraft 25, no. 4 (2014): pp. 688–707. Albers, Martin. Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 19691982 (London: ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004388125

Category: History

Page: 256

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Europe and China in the Cold War offers fresh and captivating scholarship on a complex relationship. Defying the divisions and hostilities of those times, national cases and personal experiences show that Sino-European connections were much more intense than previously thought.

Chinese Economic Statecraft from 1978 to 1989

Cold War History 14(2): 237–257. Albers, Martin. 2016. Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 19691982: The European Dimension of China's Great Transition.

Author: Priscilla Roberts

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811692173



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China GDR Relations from 1949 to 1989

References Albers M (2016) Britain, France, West Germany the People's Republic of China, 19691982. Palgrave Macmillan, London Brandt W (1976) People and politics: the years 1960–1975. Little & Brown, Boston Brick P (1985) The politics ...

Author: Axel Berkofsky

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030793370

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relations between China and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1949 to 1989. These relations were characterized by some “ups” but many more “downs,” e.g. when, in the early 1960s, the Soviet Union ordered its vassal state in East Berlin to begin treating its former socialist comrade and brother-in-arms as an adversary and indeed enemy. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, especially from the archive of the GDR’s ruling party, this book examines selected issues and elements of East German and Chinese domestic and foreign policy. In order to better grasp the nature and the historical context of the bilateral relationship, it offers detailed insights into the following aspects: 1. the bilateral “honeymoon period” from 1949 to the late 1950s, which was accompanied by the two parties supporting and applauding each other’s oppressive domestic and ill-fated economic policies, including Mao’s Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution; 2. relations during the 1960s, when the “Sino-Soviet Split” defined the quality and level of bilateral animosities; 3. the 1970s, when Beijing replaced socialist comradeship with East Berlin with trade and aid from the US and West Germany; and 4. the resumption of Sino-East German relations in the 1980s and the subsequent period up to the Tiananmen Square protests and the collapse of the GDR in 1989. The book will appeal to historians, political scientists and scholars of international relations, as well as policymakers, diplomats, and others with an interest in this previously under-researched area.

China Swiss Relations during the Cold War 1949 1989

Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 19691982: The European Dimension of China's Great Transition. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ——— “Business with Beijing, Détente with Moscow: West Germany's China ...

Author: Cyril Cordoba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000608425

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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During the Cold War, Switzerland functioned as a hub for Chinese propaganda networks. Despite its fierce anti-communism, the Swiss Confederation was one of the first capitalist countries to recognise the People's Republic of China (PRC). As a neutral country and as the home base for many international organisations, Switzerland represented a strategic centre for the spread of Maoism throughout the world. Focusing on cultural diplomacy and questioning the notion of soft power, this book explores how the PRC developed its influence and its prestige abroad through its Embassy in Bern, the most important in Western Europe. The book also discusses how China’s approach in Switzerland, bypassing traditional diplomatic structures, and relying on contacts with individual people – "foreign friends" – was then used, and continues to be used, in many other countries, including the United States, France, and Japan.

Forgotten Vanguard

Informal Diplomacy and the Rise of United States-China Trade, 1972–1980 Christian Talley ... People's Republic of China, 19691982: e European Dimension of China's Great Transition (London: Palgrave, 2016). 15.

Author: Christian Talley

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268103003

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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The trading relationship between the United States and China, though now robust, was a recent and hardly inevitable development. Political animosity stemming from the Korean War and America's subsequent strategic embargo of China broke off economic and cultural ties. Following two decades of China's international isolation, as the United States sought to realign the geopolitical order in the 1970s, Washington began to engineer a restoration of its relationship with China. Diplomatic historians have carefully documented the formal and governmental intrigues of Nixon, Kissinger, Mao, and Zhou Enlai. As this book shows, a vigorous reconstruction of bilateral ties was unfolding simultaneously at the level of informal diplomacy, especially in the realm of US-China trade. Central to understanding the renewal of bilateral commerce is the National Council for United States-China Trade, an organization that, although nongovernmental, was established in 1973 with Washington's encouragement and oversight. The Council organized major American corporations not only to engage in commercial exchanges with China, but also to function as a diplomatic backchannel between Washington and Beijing before the two nations restored formal relations in 1979. Using the Council to historicize the entangling of the American and Chinese economies, Forgotten Vanguard not only reveals globalization's contingent path but also exposes the hidden importance of informal trade diplomacy in building the modern US-China relationship. This book will appeal to those with an interest in Cold War history, international relations, and the history of American diplomacy, with particular emphases on informal diplomacy and the modern history of the US-China economic relationship.

The Global Chancellor

Menschen und Mächte ( Berlin , 1987 ) , 356–68 ; Martin Albers , “ The Policies of Britain , France and West Germany towards the People's Republic of China , 19691982 , unpublished PhD dissertation , Cambridge University ...

Author: Kristina Spohr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191064912

Category: History

Page: 272

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Helmut Schmidt is the neglected chancellor of modern German history, overshadowed by 'the greats' - Bismarck, Adenauer, Brandt and Kohl. This volume retrieves Schmidt's true significance as a pivotal figure who helped reshape the global order during the crisis-ridden 1970s. This major reinterpretation, based on detailed research in Schmidt's private papers and numerous archives in Europe and America, reveals him as a leader equally skilled in economics and security, and adept at personal diplomacy, who dared to act as a 'double interpreter' between the superpowers during the nadir of the Cold War. Schmidt was no mere 'crisis-manager': in fact he brought to the chancellorship a depth of reflection, evident in two decades of writings and speeches that justifies considering him an intellectual statesman on a par with Henry Kissinger. His achievements were prodigious. Hailed as the 'world economist', Schmidt helped create the G7 forum for global economic governance and the European Monetary System at a time when capitalism seemed on the rocks. And as the 'strategist of balance', he designed NATO's 'dual-track' response to the crisis caused by the massive Soviet arms buildup of Euro-missiles. This decision, Kristina Spohr argues, played a crucial part in holding together the Western alliance and paved the way to defusing the Cold War in Europe. Schmidt brought his country to the top table of world politics - what he unashamedly called Weltpolitik - as an equal of the wartime victor powers. It was through his Chancellorship that West Germany came of age on the global stage.

China s European Headquarters

From 1969 on, China also signed commercial treaties or agreements with Italy, Canada, and Austria (in 1971); Greece and West ... For France see Albers, Britain, France, West Germany and the PeopleVs Republic of China, 39, 88–108.

Author: Ariane Knüsel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1009169467

Category: History

Page: 300

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Ariane Knüsel offers new perspectives on China's presence in Europe through analysis of Switzerland's central role during the Cold War.